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Some Hawaii car accidents lead to actions against the state

In 2008, a fatal accident in Hawaii left a family mourning the loss of a child. According to reports, several car accidents involving vehicles that have veered across the center line of traffic on a certain road occurred prior to the 2008 crash. The design of the intersection on Farrington Highway was mentioned in a liability case that the deceased child's family has since filed against the state.

Reckless drivers can cause fatal accidents

Records indicate that nine fatal automobile accidents have occurred on The Big Island in Hawaii in 2015. A recent tragedy resulted in the loss of two lives. An arrest for suspected first-degree negligent homicide was made in the aftermath of the crash. In similar incidents, it is sometimes determined that reckless drivers have caused the collision.

Speed a factor in some Hawaii car accidents

In a certain location in Hawaii, there is a curve in the road known to some as "dead man's bend." Many who have grown up in the area claim that this portion of the road is notorious for being the scene of many car accidents. Speed limits are posted at 25 mph, but nearby residents say it is not uncommon for drivers to speed through the curve, often resulting in collisions.

Some Hawaii car accidents result in arrests

A fatal accident occurred in Hawaii on a recent Saturday that resulted in the loss of two lives. The tragedy took place on Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway. Car accidents such as this one sometimes result in a driver being arrested when suspicion of reckless driving or other wrongful action is a factor in a collision.

Reckless drivers pose risks to Hawaii pedestrians

In multiple unrelated accidents, pedestrians in Hawaii have been harmed by motorists. Reckless drivers place themselves and all others at risk, whether those others are also operating motor vehicles or merely standing on a sidewalk. Tragically, more than one of the recent incidents resulted in fatalities.

Driver negligence a suspected factor in some Hawaii car accidents

Students, parents and staff of a Honolulu school are mourning the unexpected loss of an alumnus in a fatal motor vehicle accident. The Saint Francis community said that the graduate's death brings significant grief, especially given the fact that two of her younger siblings are current students at the school. Some Hawaii car accidents are due to driver negligence and, in this case, witness reports indicate that the driver might have been distracted after dropping a cellphone in the moments just prior to the crash.

Car accidents in Hawaii sometimes involve medical episodes

Decisions made in the immediate aftermath of an accident are sometimes determined by certain details regarding circumstances occurring in the moments just prior to a crash. Car accidents in Hawaii sometimes involve medical episodes suffered by a driver shortly before a collision occurs. When a person has been injured due to a driver who has undergone a medical episode at the time of the incident, he or she may still be able to seek compensation for damages. This may depend upon the other driver's prior knowledge of the medical condition.

Car accidents sometimes bring devastation to families in Hawaii

Family members of a victim from a recent fatal accident in Hawaii recently lamented the unexpected loss of their loved one. The stepfather of the victim said that he is saddened by car accidents that involve alcohol and driving at excessive speeds and suspects that the recent tragedy might have involved both. Another vehicle occupant survived the accident but suffered serious injuries.

Tragic accident proves the danger of reckless drivers

A tragic accident on the island of Maui emphasizes what can happen when one motorist endangers everyone else on the road. This recent accident left one pedestrian injured and another person dead. Reckless drivers are frequently responsible for fatal accidents that cause serious damage. 

Lack of patience on Hawaii's roads can create reckless drivers

It might be difficult to find a driver in Hawaii who has not lost his or her patience with traffic on occasion. Most drivers deal with their frustration while continuing to observe the rules of the road. Regrettably, however, some drivers give in to their lack of patience and become reckless drivers.